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Fixed Price Law for Books

On March 25, 2020, the law containing "Provisions for the promotion and support of reading" which amends and reforms Law No. 128/2011 on the regulation of book prices (the "Levi Law") enters into force in Italy. Under the new provisions, the price of paper books will continue to be fixed by the publisher or importer and, as a general rule, may be discounted up to a maximum of 5% off the price fixed by the publisher or importer (the previous maximum discount was set at 15% off the cover price). This rule does not apply with regard to the sale of books that fall under one or more exceptions set forth by the Levi Law, which remain unchanged, including used books, books placed out of print by the publisher, and books published for at least twenty months and after at least six months have elapsed from the last purchase made by the retailer. A higher discount, up to 15% off the cover price, will be allowed on texts adopted as textbooks by educational institutions.

For a more complete understanding, consult the updated text of the law available at this link.

It is your responsibility to assess whether the sale of your books to consumers is subject to the Levi Law. We could remove offers that are not compliant with such law. Amazon provides no legal advice on the matter. We advise you to consult your legal counsel in case of any questions or concerns regarding the Levi Law.

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